Freemantles Primary

Safeguarding and Child Protection 2019

We recognise and fully accept our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children, young adults and staff at Freemantles. It is a fundamental part of everything we do in the school including online safety.

We make every effort to provide an environment in which children and adults feel safe, secure, valued and respected.

Our staff, volunteers and any visitors to the school, including parents and carers, are responsible for the welfare of children. This includes doing everything we can to protect our children in school, at home, in the community and on-line.

We acknowledge that working in partnership with other agencies protects children and reduces risk and so we will engage in partnership working to protect and safeguard our children and young adults.

If you see anything whilst in school that gives you cause for concern, or have any questions, you have a duty of care to report it:

Speak to a member of the Freemantles Safeguarding Team:

Justin Price

Headteacher 

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) 

Email

T: 01483 545680

Kate Ball

Deputy Headteacher

Designated Safeguarding Lead (currently on Maternity Leave)

 

Email

T: 01483 545680

Charlie Mendoza

Deputy DSL

Email

T: 01483 545680

Wendy Boothman 

Deputy DSL

Email

T: 01483 545680

Karin Ferris

Deputy DSL

Email

T: 01483 545680

Angela Kelly

Safeguarding Governor

Email

 

Steve Williams   

Chair of Governors

Email

 

 In dealing with allegations or concerns against an adult, you must:

  • Report any concerns about the conduct of any member of staff or volunteer to the Headteacher immediately.
  • If an allegation is made against the Headteacher, the concerns need to be raised with the Chair of Governor as soon as possible. If the Chair of Governors is not available, then the LADO should be contacted directly.

 

 Safeguarding and Online Safety Policies 

 

Online Safety

Freemantles takes the online safety of our students very seriously, we record and monitor keystrokes, and work with students who are searching inappropriately, treating this as a teaching opportunity. We recognise that our pupils are socially vulnerable, and are likely to be particularly prone to misunderstandings online or in games that rely on an understanding of the distinctions between fantasy and reality.

We recognise that the spiky profiles of our pupils often means that our students’ abilities when using technology and working online are functioning at or near to their neurotypical age, however much of their social understanding is far behind.

We are therefore keen to highlight to parents that it is even more important to closely monitor their children’s online activity and to note the age restrictions on games. As our pupils have less social understanding, they are vulnerable to misinterpreting games.

As a result of our high level of concern we do record children and young people reporting the use of games and social media accounts underage as a safeguarding concern.

Online safety – Parents’ information 

 

Safeguarding Newsletters

    Academic Year 2019/2020